Strawberry Mint Freezer Jam

Author: Canadian Living

A fragrant mint-infused syrup livens up and adds sophistication to this simple freezer jam.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2012

Ingredients

  • 8 cups fresh strawberries hulled
  • 1 pkg (49 g) light fruit pectin crystals
  • 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed lemon verbena leaves

Method

Syrup: In small saucepan, bring sugar, mint leaves and 1/4 cup water to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let cool for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large bowl and using potato masher, crush strawberries, 1 cup at a time. Measure 4 cups fruit.Strain syrup into fruit. Mix pectin with 1/4 cup of the sugar; stir into fruit mixture. Let stand for 30 minutes.

Add remaining sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes.

Fill 1-cup (250 mL) airtight containers, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) headspace. Seal with lids. Let stand undisturbed at room temperature until set, about 24 hours.

Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year.

Nutritional facts Per 1 tbsp: about

  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 31.0
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Potassium 15 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g

%RDI

  • Iron 0.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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